Latina leaders urge youth to use power of their vote

By Latinitas staff To say Latina progressives are disappointed in the United States Senate’s failure to abolish the filibuster, effectively blocking the voting rights bill, is an understatement. They feel that by making this decision, every single Republican Senator and two Democratic Senators including Joe Manchin (WV) and Krysten Sinema (AZ), would rather return to…

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Caravana

By Jessica Enriquez   Oh, my beautiful women of golden blood and earthy face,  your bones have heard  the violence of the strange man    you have thrown your arms  unto clear air vacant and muted  a wasteland of dead bodies  with no name or eyes   to transmit or transmute  one last flicker of…

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The Cemetery Fox

By Carlota Vasquez “I often find that, for those of us who submerge ourselves in literature  on a daily basis — whether that be by reading it, writing it or both — the images and stories swirling in our head can flood out in a dozen different ways. While I was coming up with scenarios…

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She Grew Wings

By Jessica Enriquez They met while they were both working at a plastic bag factory in Mexico City. He was 23. She had just turned 18. Ana was everything he was not: disciplined, level-headed, and serious. She came from a poor family that lived on the narrow avenue leading to Plaza de Los Martes. She…

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Meet Saucy Lips the Hispanic, women-founded business that launched in Whole Foods

When Natalia and Jess Jr. Dalton-Salazar moved to the U.S. from the Yucatán Peninsula in 2010 to attend college, they needed money for tuition. So, when their parents Jess Sr. and Gabriela moved to Arizona in 2011, Gabriela started selling homemade sauces and marinades at their local farmer’s market to support Natalia and Jess Jr….

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Latina Weightlifter Cinthia Martinez Created Latina Lifters

Originally published on Over the years, strength sports like powerlifting which stems from weightlifting have seen an uptick in participation by women. What is powerlifting? It is where the heaviest weight is used in three different categories: squat, benchpress and deadlift. Fitness experts say the benefits of lifting weights whether in workout or sport for women can…

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